Resort Guide 2018: CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN RESORT
This Northwest gem provides thrilling steeps, wide open bowls, breathtaking scenery and the only high-speed gondola in Washington State. Averaging almost 500 inches annually, the snow here falls by the foot giving powder-hounds plenty to smile about. The resort spans over half-a-dozen peaks and lends itself to seemingly limitless options, including easy access to some of the regions best backcountry terrain. Located in the heart of the Cascade Range, next to Mt. Rainier National Park, just under two hours from Seattle.
Location: Enumclaw, WA
Vertical Drop: 3,100ft'
Annual Snowfall: 486"
Most popular run: Employee Housing
Ride-able Acres: 2600
Number of Lifts: 11
Number of Trails: 52
Nearest Airport: SeaTac International Airport
Ticket Price: $76 – $80
Aprés: TheBullwheelBar,SundeckduringtheMountain Music Series on Saturdays, Snorting Elk Cellar
Most popular event(s): Freeride World Qualifier – 4*, Last Ditch Effort Banked Slalom, Elysian Superfuzz Bikini Downhill
Special season pass offers or discounted lift tickets: 5-pack tickets will be on sale beginning September 1st through January 31st. This pack of tickets saves guests up to $11 per ticket.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018?
Crystal Mountain Resort has invested over $4.8 million dollars in the summer of 2017 to install 28 new SMI SuperPuma snowguns. This increases snowmaking capacity by 350% allowing the resort to make snow from mid-mountain to the base area to help with early season conditions and allow for consistent early season openings and top-to-bottom spring laps.
TERRAIN PARK BREAKDOWN
The Sasquatch Jib Park accessed by the Forest Queen Express chairlift is full of rails, boxes and jibs. This park is great for those wanting to learn the basics of riding park and gives riders plenty of space and a variety of features to improve their skills.
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